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Mai, Lan Thi Quynh – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2020
This research draws from theories of graduate employability and transferable skills and the TASE project's 13 graduate competences model, to explore the evaluation of the various stakeholders concerning the degree to which VNU graduates have acquired general competences. The survey measured three variables: (i) importance, (ii) achievement and…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, College Graduates, Foreign Countries, Employment Potential
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Geressu, Birhane Sime – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to critically examine the impact of competence based training on employability of technical and vocational college graduates in Ethiopia. Mixed methods of research design, predominantly concurrent nested strategy were employed to conduct the study. The study involved 162 instructors, 123 Level III automotive technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Employment Potential, Vocational Education
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Ishengoma, Johnson Muchunguzi – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
Available documentary and research evidences reveal that the majority of Tanzania universities' graduates (public and private universities) lack competencies or technical skills (employability skills) required for the job market and by potential employers, despite massive curricular reforms implemented in the public higher education sector since…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, College Curriculum
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Hodzic, Sabina – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The aim of the present study was to explore the perspective for entrepreneurship among PhD students coming from variety of disciplines. More precisely, to identify the most important entrepreneurial competences for succeeding in the entrepreneurial venture, to explore whether these competences are being developed during the 3rd cycle studies, and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Employment Potential, Entrepreneurship, Job Skills
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Cinque, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The world of work is changing profoundly, at a time when the global economy is not creating a sufficient number of jobs. Many documents issued by the EU and various researches, carried out by companies and human resources experts, point out that the so-called "soft" skills are closely connected with employability, particularly for young…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Employment Opportunities, Job Skills, Definitions
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Frison, Daniela; Tino, Concetta; Tyner, Jonathan W.; Fedeli, Monica – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
Within the framework of modernisation of higher education systems in Europe, universities are invited to go beyond a knowledge-based perspective focused on disciplinary approaches and to be more concentrated on encouraging generic skills to deal with today's complex and unpredictable career paths. The literature about Work-Related Learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Skill Development, Experiential Learning
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Armoogum, Nigel Yoven; Ramasawmy, Brinda; Driver, Brigitte Marie Françoise – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The Faculty of Agriculture (FoA) (University of Mauritius) is the only tertiary Education Institution in the country providing graduate training in Agriculture with an annual enrolment of about 100-125 students. Although the relative contribution of the Agricultural sector to the economy has declined over the past decade--share to GDP: 3.0% in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Undergraduate Students, Employment Potential
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Aardema, Bastiaan L.; Churruca Muguruza, Cristina – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
The article presents the European Universities on Professionalisation on Humanitarian Action (EUPRHA) Project as an initiative that seeks to contribute to the professionalisation and quality assurance of the humanitarian sector. Its purpose is to explain the approach and the process leading to the development of the Humanitarian Action…
Descriptors: Social Values, Quality Assurance, Qualifications, Foreign Countries
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Avvisati, Francesco; Jacotin, Gwenaël; Vincent-Lancrin, Stéphan – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
As innovation increasingly fuels economic growth, higher education institutions and systems face the challenge of equipping students with the skills required by innovative economies. Using two international surveys of tertiary education graduates five years after their graduation, we show that the innovative, tertiary-educated workforce comprises…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Development, College Graduates